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Course Syllabus: PowerPoint 2003

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Course Description


MS PowerPoint 2003 is probably one of the most convenient software applications in the Office suite because it allows you to do so much – easily. Whether you want to create professional presentations for the office or just brush up on your skills, you'll find MS PowerPoint 2003 not only useful, but fun to learn. By the time you're finished with this course, you'll be able to put together advanced slide shows as well as create and deliver board room-style presentations with ease. You'll also feel so comfortable with PowerPoint that you won't be able to believe you didn't use it more before! 

MS PowerPoint 2003 can be used in much the same way as video creation software, but without all the headaches and complications! This course is designed to teach you all the fundamentals that you need to know, as well as advanced tips to give you a head start with the software.

You'll learn:

  • The MS PowerPoint 2003 interface
  • How to create presentations
  • How to add special effects
  • How to insert movies and pictures into your presentations
  • How to create and run slide shows
  • The various features of PowerPoint 2003 that make your presentation a professional masterpiece.

In addition to teaching you everything you need to know to easily use MS PowerPoint 2003, this course will also give you:

  • Public speaking tips
  • Tips to make your presentation more interesting and effective
  • And rehearsal tips

No matter if you're being asked to take this course for work or doing it on your own to stay up-to-date, you'll find this course will make using MS PowerPoint 2003 easier than you could have ever imagined.

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have the following:

-  PowerPoint version 2003
- a high school reading level.

No books will be required.

Course Outline


Lesson 1: Introduction to PowerPoint 2003

What is PowerPoint

What PowerPoint can be used for

Opening PowerPoint

Learning the interface

Learning the task pane

Learning how to work with the slides/outline pane

Working with toolbars

How to customize toolbars

Organizing a toolbar

Using menus

Lesson 2: Creating Presentations in PowerPoint 2003


Design templates

Existing presentations

Blank presentations

Creating new slides

Changing the layout of a slide

Color schemes

Editing color schemes

Getting new templates on the web

Lesson 3: Slide Text

Entering text onto a slide

Managing text overflow

Formatting text

Bullets and numbering

Type speaker notes

Lesson 4: Inserting Pictures and Clip Art

Insert clip art

Resize clip art

Rotate and move clip art

Insert a photo

Resize a photo

Rotate and move a photo

Format a photo

Using the picture toolbar

Create a photo album

Lesson 5: Inserting Tables and Charts

Inserting a table

Entering and formatting data in a table

Format a table

Insert a word table

Insert a chart

Manage chart data

Format a chart

Lesson 6: Drawing Shapes

Insert AutoShapes

Modify AutoShapes

Using 3D effects

Using Fill Color

Edit line properties

Duplicate shapes

Align shapes

Manage stack order

Drawing basic shapes

Drawing an arc

Grouping shapes

Put text on shapes

Use connectors

Use WordArt

Create a flow chart

Format a flow chart

Insert text on flow chart

Lesson 7: Custom Templates

Changing a template’s colors

Make a design template in b&w/grayscale

Edit a title master

Edit a slide master

Create a color scheme

Create a background

Save a presentation as a design template

Lesson 8: Multimedia

Use multimedia on slides

Insert movies

Manage movie action

Insert audio clips

Manage audio playback

Use CD music

Record sound

Work with hyperlinks

Lesson 9: Transitions and Animation

About transitions

Apply a transition to a slide

Using animation

Animation options

Apply animation to a slide

Manage animation

Lesson 10: Editing, Rehearsing, and Printing

Edit a presentation

Use Spelling and Research

Set up a show

Rehearse a show

Save custom shows

Use hidden slides

Print audience handouts

Print speaker notes

Lesson 11: Delivering a Presentation

Move between slides

Use screen options

Use pointers

Delivery tips

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class. In order to fully benefit from this course, though, you do need access to PowerPoint 2003.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review exam along with an assignment. Students will successfully complete this course with 70% or better

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Create presentations.
  • Create slide text.
  • Insert pictures, clip art, tables, and charts
  • Draw shapes.
  • Create custom templates.
  • Insert multimedia and create special effects.
  • Edit, rehearse, customize, print, and deliver presentations, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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Assessment Guide

Lesson 1 Exam: Introduction to MS PowerPoint 200360
Lesson 2 Exam: Creating Presentations60
Lesson 3 Exam: Slide Text60
Lesson 4 Exam: Inserting Pictures and Clip Art60
Lesson 5 Exam: Inserting Tables and Charts60
Lesson 6 Exam: Drawing Shapes60
Lesson 7 Exam: Custom Templates70
Lesson 8 Exam: Multimedia80
lesson 9 Exam: Special Effects70
Lesson 10 Exam: Editing, Rehearsing, Customizing, and Printing Presentations60
Lesson 11 Exam: Delivering a Presentation80
The Final Exam45
Total Points:765
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